Today I am excited to spotlight on First Blush Flowers, a new, young and vibrant floral design business based in Lanarkshire.
The company was set up and is run by Dawn McGhee, a florist of considerable experience and expertise, gained whilst working with some of the top florists in the country.
With a strong apprenticeship under her belt, Dawn established First Blush, catering to an exclusive range of clients with a passion for exciting flowers.
I had a wee chat with Dawn to find out a bit about her and her Business.
Who are you, and what do you do ?
“I am Dawn Mcghee, a freelance florist, college trained, and with some 6 years experience in the floristry field.”
Why, and When did you start your Business?
“I started First Blush Flowers in February 2012 as I was becoming more and more unhappy with the quality of product the shops I had worked in were producing and felt I could do better.”
“Also, being my own boss and having a change of lifestyle were high on my wishlist.”
What inspires you?
“The flowers themselves inspire me!!”
“I love seeing how they work together and combining different textures and colours.”
“The change of the seasons keeps things interesting, no two arrangements need be the same.”
“I would describe my flowers as fresh, honest and natural. No harsh colours,shapes or added sparkles/diamantes.”
Whats your Greatest achievement ?
“I think every wedding is an achievement, especially when you see the end result and know the couple loved what you did for them.”
“Also having one of my Wedding couples flowers wedding featured on Love my Dress Blog earlier this year.”
Whats the future for your company ?
“More of the same really. Keep producing beautiful flowers for happy brides and hope for a little recognition along the way.”
“I would like to get involved with some of the industry awards, maybe the VOWs etc but that will no doubt take time.”
Thank you to Dawn for sharing her beautifully natural floral designs.
I love the unstructured style of her flowers as if picked from a garden, so pretty – making a very powerful style statement but in an uncomplicated way.
Later today it will also give me great pleasure to share Dawns Wedding from September 2012, captured beautifully by Christopher Currie Photography.
To Contact First Blush Flowers
Phone: 07592 778 957